March 20, 2008

Jury Awards $25 Million In Punitive Damages in Asbestos Case reports that a Philadelphia jury has awarded $25 million in punitive damages in a mesothelioma case. The plaintiff's attorney says this is the first time he has seen punitive damages awarded in a Philadelphia asbestos case in over 20 years. Even in California, punitive damages are rare (though not unheard of) in asbestos cases.